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Illegal immigrant tax cheats? Time to simplify tax code
BizPacReview.com ^ | May 14, 2012 | Michael Dorstewitz

Posted on 05/14/2012 5:33:28 AM PDT by cap10mike

Barely a day goes by that President Barack Obama doesn’t harangue us with complaints that we’re not all paying our “fair share.” Considering the fact that 47 percent of American households pay no federal income tax whatsoever, and that the top 5 percent of wage earners pay almost 59 percent of the total tax revenue, I agree with the president: There are those who are taking advantage of the Internal Revenue Code’s complexity. But it’s not the people the president has in mind each time he delivers his class warfare address.

Indianapolis NBC affiliate WTHR recently uncovered a growing segment of individuals unfairly milking the system -- but it’s not oil barons, banking magnates or Wall Street wizards. It’s illegal immigrants.

All those earning money in the United States, whether here legally or not, are required to file tax returns with the IRS. The problem stems from the fact that 2 million undocumented workers claim tax credits for children living outside our borders, primarily in Mexico.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government
KEYWORDS: aliens; blogpimp; crimaliens; illegalimmigrants; taxcode; taxscam; usurpers
If there was ever a time to simplify the Internal Revenue Code, that time is now. Better yet, toss it and start over.
1 posted on 05/14/2012 5:33:36 AM PDT by cap10mike
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To: cap10mike

Beginning with the first tenent of the tax code, that is, it be progressive (euphanism for tax some one else), the tax code has been used to promote business and social policies. It should have been used solely to raise money for the needs of the government.

Everyone has their hands in the “tax code” from the realtors who do not want the home mortgage interest deduction removed to the low paid workers where the tax code is used as a wage subsidy.


2 posted on 05/14/2012 5:38:55 AM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: cap10mike
"Illegal immigrant tax cheats? Time to simplify tax code"

FINALLY...a good(?) reason to fix/simplify the tax code!

WOW...who'd a thunk it!?!

3 posted on 05/14/2012 5:48:32 AM PDT by harpu ( "...it's better to be hated for who you are than loved for someone you're not!")
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To: cap10mike

Fair Tax seems to me the best solution. Every single purchase is taxed, and only the legal citizens get the monthly pre-bate. Illegals would become profitable, but they’d be motivated to become legal.


4 posted on 05/14/2012 6:01:53 AM PDT by Big Giant Head
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To: cap10mike

I would not suggest “simplifying” the tax code to Pres. Obama and his cronies. He’d change it to “How much do you make? Send it ALL in. We’ll send you back what we think you need.”

Aside from this, Support the Fair Tax! Tax consumption, not productivity! Get the illegals, criminals, etc., to pay their taxes, too! Get rid of a tax code so complicated that even the bureaucracy charged with enforcing can’t understand it!


5 posted on 05/14/2012 6:07:41 AM PDT by Little Ray (FOR the best Conservative in the Primary; AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: cap10mike

The tax code does need to be changed, but real economic change and viability won’t occur until governments spend less than they take in.


6 posted on 05/14/2012 6:13:15 AM PDT by kosciusko51 (Enough of "Who is John Galt?" Who is Patrick Henry?)
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To: Mouton

I agree completely - all the more reason to start all over.


7 posted on 05/14/2012 6:15:33 AM PDT by cap10mike (Free market)
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To: Big Giant Head

” Every single purchase is taxed, and only the legal citizens get the monthly pre-bate.”

Sure, just like only legal citizens get the EIC rebates, and welfare, and food stamps, and free medical, and...


8 posted on 05/14/2012 6:15:45 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: harpu

Bwahahahar!


9 posted on 05/14/2012 6:16:51 AM PDT by cap10mike (Free market)
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To: Big Giant Head

I agree. But absent that, ANYTHING would be better than the monstrosity we have now.


10 posted on 05/14/2012 6:19:00 AM PDT by cap10mike (Free market)
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To: Little Ray

AMEN!!


11 posted on 05/14/2012 6:20:38 AM PDT by cap10mike (Free market)
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To: cap10mike

Flat tax is the only thing that makes sense and would work.


12 posted on 05/14/2012 6:21:49 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: cap10mike
Barely a day goes by that Pretender Hussein Soetoro doesn’t harangue us with complaints that we’re not all paying our “fair share

When I see that itinerant criminal immigrants are smarter than the "top brains" in Washington and are sending 4.3 billion (and growing) of our tax dollars each year to fictitious "dependent children" in Mexico (who are probably not seeing a dime of it), I ask myself why I should be paying any taxes at all. Let's first send his fair share of the profits from his ghost written "autobiographies" as well as the millions he and Moochelle are skimming off the top of his Hollywood "fund raisers" for vacations, golf and reelection to these charlatans.

13 posted on 05/14/2012 6:21:50 AM PDT by immadashell
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To: kosciusko51

No doubt, controlling runaway spending has to be our number one priority.


14 posted on 05/14/2012 6:22:28 AM PDT by cap10mike (Free market)
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To: immadashell

It’s hard to argue with you on that.


15 posted on 05/14/2012 6:25:08 AM PDT by cap10mike (Free market)
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To: Beagle8U

I personally like the Fair Tax, but the Flat Tax runs a close second in my book. Anything but what we have!


16 posted on 05/14/2012 6:27:27 AM PDT by cap10mike (Free market)
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17 posted on 05/14/2012 6:32:17 AM PDT by bcsco
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To: cap10mike
The ‘fair tax’ is anything but fair, and there are enough holes in it to run an aircraft carrier through.
18 posted on 05/14/2012 6:44:31 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: cap10mike

Yes, simply throw out the IRC and disband the IRS.

I call my tax plan the Simple Tax. You pay 10% of your gross earnings to the Feds and that’s it. No tax deductions, no tax refunds, etc.


19 posted on 05/14/2012 8:15:58 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
Yes, simply throw out the IRC and disband the IRS. I call my tax plan the Simple Tax. You pay 10% of your gross earnings to the Feds and that’s it. No tax deductions, no tax refunds, etc.

Net Profits Only.

And salaried labor is 100% deductable as an even trade, with no taxable profit.

And then the States, Counties, Cities, etc. have to get ALL of their shares out of that 10%, too.

And any proposal by anyone, anywhere, to raise any of it or expand it, gets a mandatory death penalty.

And and unbalanced budget gets the same penalty for the bureaucrats and politicians responsible.

I call my plan, "The End of Poverty-Sucking Liberals Tax Plan."

20 posted on 05/14/2012 2:02:45 PM PDT by Talisker (He who commands, must obey.)
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To: Talisker

The max total tax burden should not exceed 20%. So 10% for Feds and the other 10% goes to States, Counties, Cities, municipalities. The max of 20% is Biblical and something economists for the most part agree with.

I wouldn’t make it the death penalty to raise taxes any higher, but those who wish vote a tax increase in should be the only ones to pay it. Make it applicable to everyone with absolutely no exceptions. And they have to be voted on by the public. None of this passing a tax increase bill in the middle of the night with a bare minimum quorum. If they do try something like that then a long, long prison sentence and/or death penalty would be appropriate.

As for the unbalanced budget. I would penalize the bureaucrats by garnishing their wages, their bank accounts, putting liens on their real estate, etc. Make a determination if they are incompetent or are intentionally trying to screw up the budget and judge them accordingly. Then fire them. Hang them if it warrants. And if they produce budget surpluses? They get bonuses on their paychecks!

There need to be incentives for using the money wisely and disincentives for its mis-use for those who work for us.


21 posted on 05/14/2012 3:17:27 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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